Anne Marie Thake graduated in B.A. (Hons). Public Administration from the University of Malta in 1990 and read for an M.Sc. in Human Resource Development from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1993. She read for her PhD in Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath, UK (http://www.bath.ac.uk/). Dr Thake had joined the University of Malta in 1994 and lectures in the Department of Public Policy within the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy. In 2008, she became a full time Resident Academic within the Faculty.
Her main interests are in human resource development, employability, gender issues, public management and leadership affairs.
Since 1990, Dr Thake has worked for the Staff Development Organisation within the Office of the Prime Minister (1990-1994), was the Human Resource Manager at the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (1994-1996) and the Human Resource/Quality Manager for Alf. Mizzi and Sons (Marketing) Group (1996-1998).
In 1995 she was attached to the European Parliament - Directorate General for Research â€“ Luxembourg (pre-accession) on issues related to performance management. Dr Thake has written HR documents and articles, was also instrumental in drafting a Human Resource Policy and Strategy for Malta (2003-2006) and putting forward proposals for Post-Secondary and Tertiary Education Government funding (2004)- known as the Chalmers' Report. She has also given HR services to Deloitte - an international audit, tax and financial advisory firm and BOV plc.
Dr Thake has trained employees coming from different sectors in HR skills and practised as a freelance Human Resource Professional. She has over twenty years experience in human resource management issues, including recruitment, performance management and developing employees in public, parastatal and private organisations.
Dr Thake has been appointed to serve on several national Boards namely the Commission to draft a Human Resource Policy and Strategy for Malta submitted to Jobsplus, the Commission for the Post-Secondary and Tertiary Education Government Funding, the Commonwealth and Fellowships Board and the Malta Government Scholarships Scheme Board.
THAKE, A., 2021. 'An Evaluation of Public Policy Placements: Outcomes of a Malta-based study' (awaiting publication). UK: Emerald Publishing.
THAKE, A., 2021. 'Dependency on foreign labour in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector of the Maltese Economy' (awaiting publication). In: GRIMA, S., OZEN, E., BOZ, H., ed, Contemporary Issues in Social Science. Emerald Publishing, UK, pp. 81-101.
THAKE, A. and VON BROCKDORFF, P., 2021. 'L-EKonomija Digitali, L-Edukazzjoni u L-Ambjent' (forthcoming). In: M.T. VASSALLO, ed, Kollox Politika: Governanza, Reliġjon, Ekonomija u Amministrazzjoni Pubblika. .
THAKE, A., AZZOPARDI, M. and UNAH, K., 2020. 'Nurse shortages in the Maltese public health sector'. In: M.T. VASSALLO and C. TABONE, eds, Public Life in Malta III - Papers on Governance, Politics and Public Affairs in the EU’s Smallest Member State, Volume 3 (eds. Vassallo, M.T. and Tabone, C.). Msida, Department of Public Policy, FEMA, University of Malta. Gutenberg Press, Malta, pp. 155-179.
THAKE, A., 2018. 'Democratic Governance in the Digital Age', A. THAKE, ed. In: 'Democratic Governance in the Digital Age', November 2018 2018, Parlament.
THAKE, A., 2018. 'Employability Skills in Malta'. Print It, Malta: Kite Group.
THAKE, A.M., 2017. 'Graduate Underemployment in Malta: A Case Study'. In: M.T. VASSALLO and C. TABONE, eds, Public Life in Malta II: Papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU's smallest member state. University Printing Unit, Malta, pp. 241-263.
THAKE, A.M., 2012. 'Cultivating Human Resource Potential in Malta: A Challenge for the Social Partners’. Public Life in Malta I Papers on Governance, Politics and Public Affairs in the EU’s Smallest Member State, Volume 2 (eds. Vassallo, M.T. and Tabone, C.). Msida, Department of Public Policy, FEMA, University of Malta. Malta: University Printing Unit, pp. 240-264.
THAKE, A.M., 2008. 'Human Resource Development Competitive Strategies in Malta', L. BRIGUGLIO, ed. In: Competitiveness Strategies for Small States 2008, Malta University Press.
THAKE, A.M., 2006. 'The Human Resource Policy and Strategy for Malta (2004-2006)'. Malta: Malta Government.
CHALMERS, R., THAKE, A.M. and SCIBERRAS, J., 2004. 'The State Higher Education Funding in Malta'. Malta Government Press: Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment.
THAKE, A.M., 2003. 'Performance Management in the Public Service'. In: 'BALDACCHINO, G., CARUANA, A., GRIXTI, M.', ed, 'Managing People in Malta: Case Studies in Local Human Resource Management Practice'. Malta: Agenda, pp. 111-149.
THAKE, A.M., 2003. 'The Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Public Sector in the Mediterranean Region, Belize, The Caribbean' (unpublished), HIV/AIDS conference, 2003 2003, Commonwealth Secretariat.
THAKE, A.M., 1995. 'Performance Measurement and Results-oriented Management'. Luxembourg: European Parliament, Directorate General for Research.
Appointed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessor for the Faculty of Economics,
Management and Accountancy.
Member on the University's Editorial Board - Malta University Press
Member on the Small Grant Scheme (SGS) Projects Stakeholder Committee for Urban Localities -
Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) U.K.
Director of the Foundation for Human Resource Development (2004-2011) (2017 to date)
Member on the Board of the Human Resource Quality Mark (2019 to date)
President of the Chevening Alumni Association of Malta (2020 to date)
Member on the Planning Authority Appeals Board (2020)
Permanent Maltese warrant to practise the Teaching profession.
5 February 2021